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CJ Volleyball Keeps It In The Family

Yusef Muqtadir

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Dayton, Ohio – The Chaminade Julienne women’s volleyball team isn’t unique in employing CJ faculty or alumni on their coaching staff. However they are unique in one respect. Women’s volleyball is the only team at the school where all its coaching staff works at CJ or went to CJ for high school.

Head coach Gretchen Wolfe, joined the CJ faculty this year in the Cuvilly Department. This is her second year as the head coach but is enjoying her first year on the CJ faculty.

“I absolutely love being a part of the CJ community as a teacher and as a coach,” said Wolfe. “It is great being in the building during the day and seeing and teaching my players.  I think it is important to build that relationship with your players outside of the gym and being in the building has helped me do that.”

Former men’s volleyball player and graduate of the class of ‘07, Alex Edgel assists with the varsity team and his sister, Jordie Orr is the freshman coach. Mrs. Orr is a math teacher at CJ and 2005 graduate.

“I think having CJ alum on our coaching staff is a very positive thing,” said Orr. “They devoted 4 years of their life to this program and this school and this sport, so they have even more of a desire to work extra hard and make the program successful. “

Heidi Hess and Grace Kauth, who graduated in 2013 joined the staff this year with the junior varsity.

I also think it is great to have people on staff who know the history and tradition of the program, and the great heights it has been at in the past.  This allows those coaches to motivate the players and constantly work towards better and higher program standards and expectations,” said Orr.

Mrs. Orr embraces the connections the coaching staff have to CJ.  I know it’s not always possible for every sport, but the dedication those alum show and the connection they feel to the program is a huge asset.  I also think it is great to have people on staff who know the history and tradition of the program, and the great heights it has been at in the past.  This allows those coaches to motivate the players and constantly work towards better and higher program standards and expectations.”

Cecilia Meadors, senior and three year varsity player, appreciates the work and dedication of our coaches.

“ They each have such a passion for our school and for volleyball,” said Meadors. “It shows in the way they coach us and run the entire Volleyball Program. Having two coaches at CJ during the day as teachers is so much fun because of being able to walk by their classrooms or see them in the hall and say hello.”

The Eagles look continue a strong season and use the CJ community spirit the coaches are so ingrained with to bring their team together.

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